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20.07.2020

EU leaders struggle to break deadlock over coronavirus package

EU leaders struggle to break deadlock over coronavirus package

EU talks on a shared coronavirus stimulus package have broken up temporarily, with the bloc’s leaders still at an impasse. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said progress had been made, but failure was still possible. EU leaders wrangled over the details of a €1.85 trillion ($2.1 trillion) post-coronavirus recovery plan… »

30.04.2020

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – German chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General António Guterres have accentuated that any coronavirus recovery programme should have a clear focus on climate targets and rebuilding “our world for the better”. They were addressing a two-day video conference in Berlin co-organised by… »

23.10.2019

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

NATO simulates nuclear war in Europe

Meanwhile, the information and the danger in which we live are hidden from us by governments. In secret manoeuvres in Germany and Holland, NATO is conducting simulations of what a nuclear war in Europe could look like, as revealed by German and Austrian media and echoed in the Spanish… »

04.07.2018

French President Macron Is Going To Get Things Done

French President Macron Is Going To Get Things Done

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – At the European summit on June 28-29 the leaders spent most of the time discussing immigration restrictions. Yet the Syrian rush through the Mediterranean is now a trickle. The African migration is down by 95 percent. No wonder that Emmanuel Macron, the… »

30.06.2017

Germany finally says “Ja” – Bundestag votes for marriage equality!

Germany finally says “Ja” – Bundestag votes for marriage equality!

It’s official – marriage equality is about to become a reality in Germany. By ILGA-Europe. This morning’s plenary vote in the Bundestag supported an equal marriage proposal put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD). 393 members of parliament voted in favour, while 226 voted against and 4 abstained, after… »

08.12.2016

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Support, sarcasm after Merkel calls for banning burqas

Populist politicians have reacted with skepticism to Angela Merkel’s endorsement of a ban on face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women. The Christian Democrats once again made her their candidate for chancellor. Angela Merkel attacked Germany’s right-wing populists Tuesday – first by criticizing opponents of her refugee policies and then… »

24.08.2016

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Growing protest against TTIP and CETA trade agreements in Germany

Various trade unions and other groups have called for protests against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) across Germany on September 17. A trade agreement with Canada has also come under attack. An alliance consisting of various public organizations across Germany said they expected hundreds of thousands of protesters… »

20.07.2016

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

The European Union – An unfulfilled dream?

We are witnessing a historic moment in Europe. Hard-core, conservative politicians are occupying a vital space in European affairs and do not allow unifying thoughts, which would ensure the continuation of the European project, to be on the agenda. When the European Commission[1] eliminated from its policies the… »

23.09.2015

Spanish Unity: A sacred and indissoluble marriage “by the grace of God”?

Spanish Unity: A sacred and indissoluble marriage “by the grace of God”?

In recent days we have heard President Obama calling for Spanish Unity, as if he were acting as a matchmaker or a marriage broker, just as in the past we heard the same from General Franco. And it’s true that the relationship between Catalonia and the Spanish state was never… »

07.02.2015

Kremlin trio meeting on Ukraine constructive: Russia

A high-profile meeting between leaders of Russia, Germany, and France on the crisis in eastern Ukraine has seen “constructive” negotiations, officials in Moscow say. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that the talks in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande have… »

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